State Police : (401) 444-1000
OD Permits : (401) 462-5747
Road Conditions : Live Map
Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 80000
Operating time :Travel permitted one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. No weekend travel permitted.
No travel on major holidays and on VJ Day (2nd Monday in August). Movement may be restricted after 12:00 noon the day before a holiday.
Weights :Determined by spacing, usually 22,500 per axle is permitted. 5 Axles 6 Axles or 7 Axles – depends on spacing, weight and routing Over 200,000 pounds, an outside engineering firm must survey the routes.
Size :Determined by routes and dimensions
Escorts :Width: Over 12' – 1 escort, over 14'6" – 2 escorts Height: Over 14' – 1 escort Length: Over 80' – 1 escort, over 90' – 2 escorts Overhang: Over 15' – 1 escort Note: Some metropolitan areas may require police escorts.
Signs :Warning signs are required for all oversize movements. “Oversize Load” signs are to be displayed on front of vehicle and on the end of the load for all loads exceeding legal width, length or rear overhang. Wide loads require at least two flags and up to six flags mounted at the widest extremities. Over length vehicles/loads require one flag if load is less than 2' wide, and two flags if load is greater than 2' wide. Less than 2' of overhang requires one flag; greater than 2' of overhang, two flags required, one on each corner.
General :Permits valid for five days.Vehicles hauling poles, pipes, and other material of a structural nature that cannot be separated or readily dismembered do not need a special hauling permit unless the overall length exceeds 80'.